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To: The Owners

The Non Renewal of the Highdown Tearoom’s Tenancy Agreement

The Non Renewal of the Highdown Tearoom’s Tenancy Agreement

To reconsider their decision NOT to renew the Highdown Tearooms tenancy agreement.

Why is this important?

The Highdown Tearooms is a much loved establishment for the people of Worthing in West Sussex and beyond.
This dog friendly cafe is a lovely place to meet up with friends, and is popular with dog walkers, walkers, and for those visiting the adjoining Highdown Gardens.
It has been there for many years, and is a very popular and thriving business, so it was a shock to hear that their tenancy agreement is not being renewed by the owners.
The notice of non renewal says that the premises have to be vacated by the 6th July.
Further update today 3rd July.
Donna has been advised that the tearoom can now continue trading until the 18th July 2018.
Further update today 10th July. From Donna.
29th July 2018
Sadly, the 29th July 2018 will be our last day at the Tearoom.

Today is not about me. I feel for our staff who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. I feel for all our customers who have lost somewhere they could sit, chat, relax and hopefully feel valued.
I’m sorry but I can’t say much more at the moment, but I thank every one of you from the bottom of my heart that has taken time to visit the tearoom to personally wish us all the best, those of you that took the time to sign the petition and to those of you that took time to add such special comments to the Worthing Herald and our Facebook page. I could not have wished for better people to call my friends. A special thank you goes out to our four-legged friends for bringing in their owners each week.

We want to make our closing weekend something special. We will all be putting our heads together to come up with some idea’s. All suggestions welcome!

We will keep you updated.

Donna XX
10th July 2018

Highdown Tea Rooms, 31 Highdown Rise, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 6FB, UK.

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Reasons for signing

  • I'm now at uni so don't always live in the area but ever since I was a little girl my mum has taken me here with my sister. Whenever I'm back one of the things I do is go for a walk and have a cuppa tea with mum. I'm heartbroken that I won't be able to do this anymore.
  • Great, much loved cafe - family atmosphere and have always had treats in stock for my dog after a long walk on the downs.
  • It is an asset to Highdown Gardens with a very good menu and friendly staff.

Updates

2018-06-27 19:33:51 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-06-27 16:55:27 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-06-27 13:33:29 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-06-27 12:40:14 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-06-27 12:17:46 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-06-27 08:34:06 +0100

10 signatures reached